Dimple Surgery

Dimple is a hereditary trait and has no function. However, dimples have always been considered as an element of beauty. *1 In the past, you either had them or not. There was no way to get dimples. However, this is possible now, through cosmetic surgery.

What is Dimple Surgery?

There are three different types of dimples: Cheek dimples, chin dimples (cleft chin) and back dimples (also called Venus dimples). All three of them can be obtained through dimple surgery (also called dimple creation surgery). In case of cheek and chin dimples, the procedure is performed through a small incision made inside the mouth. Therefore, no visible scar is left. Procedure is performed with local anesthesia and it takes less than an hour.

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Problems & Solutions

There are different kinds of dimple surgery. Here, you can find answers for different wishes.

I want to have cheek dimples.

If you are healthy and have realistic expectations, you can have cheek dimples thanks to cheek dimple...

I have one dimple, I want another one.

Some people have only one dimple. In this case, only one dimple is created during a dimple surgery...

I want to have a chin dimple.

If you are healthy and have realistic expectations, you can have a chin dimple, thanks to the chin dimple...

I want to have Venus dimples.

If you are healthy and have realistic expectations, you can have Venus dimples, thanks to the Venus...

Testimonials

Experience speaks for itself! Hear out what our patients have said:

I don’t know why I like dimples. But I have always wanted to have them. When I realized that it is possible to have dimples through cosmetic surgery, I got really excited. I decided to have this surgery at that instant. It was a short and painless procedure. Recovery period was short and comfortable. And my dimples? Amazing!
Melanie Shannon Dimple Surgery
Most doctors/clinics don’t really take dimple surgery seriously because it is a minor surgery. But this clinic is different! They wanted me to describe exactly how I want it to look. They showed me before and after photos for dimples! My surgeon explained me the procedure in such a great detail that I felt like I could do the surgery myself!
Sky Wallace Dimple Surgery

Why Clineca?

At Clineca, we take everything seriously. We understand how important the results are for you. We care about your health and comfort as much as you do. From beginning to end, we inform you, guide you, serve you, and help you.

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Fully Equipped Hospitals

Surgeries are performed in prestigious fully equipped hospitals in which doctors from all specialties are present.

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Free Consultation

We provide free online consultation with highly experienced surgeons through video chat.

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Ensured Performance

We cooperate with the surgeons who perform a limited number of surgeries each week to ensure the best results.

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7/24 Support

You can contact our agents 7 days 24 hours for your questions or support.

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5-Star Hotels

We provide you with special discounts in luxurious hotels in the vicinity of the hospital. Your comfort is very important to us.

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VIP Transportation

We provide, via VIP vehicles, airport transfer and transportation between your hotel and the hospital before and after the surgery.

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Wellbeing Assistance

As Clineca, we will provide you with patient accompaniment, who will visit you every day in your hotel room during resting period to examine you and provide medical assistance if needed.

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No Hidden Costs

The price includes fees of the surgeon and the anesthesiologist, operating room expenses, anesthesia, hospitalization, standard tests, medications and medical visits by a nurse.

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All-Inclusive

The price includes hotel accommodation (including breakfast), airport transfer, transportation between hotel and hospital before and after the surgery.

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Optional Services & Products

Interpreter service, BBL pillow, neck pillow (rhinoplasty), eye mask (rhinoplasty), voltage converter, and others that will enhance your comfort and satisfaction.

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Why Turkey?

Turkey is a leading player in medical tourism, and Istanbul, which is an extremely beautiful touristic city, is the plastic surgery capital of Turkey.

Step by Step Experience for International Patients

Clineca has a holistic approach. We believe that everything should be right for a satisfactory cosmetic surgery experience, including your days in İstanbul. That is why we plan every detail of your journey.

Knowing Each Other

Shortly after you fill the form, one of our agents will contact you. They will listen to you, ask you questions, and answer yours. They will inform you about the whole experience, in detail. If you want to go further, they will arrange an online consultation for you.

Online Consultation

You will have an online consultation with your surgeon through video chat. They will perform an online examination, listen to you about your wishes, and will provide you with in-depth information. They will help you to choose what the best approach to your case is.

Planning

We'll plan your whole journey, including the date of your surgery and where you'll stay at while you’re in Istanbul. We'll inform you about everything you need to know from what to have in your suitcase to what to do before your procedure.

Landing

Our VIP transportation vehicle will be ready at the airport before you land. The driver will be waiting for you. We'll drive you to the hospital. At the hospital, we will perform required blood tests and the COVID test. Then, we will take you to your hotel.

Examination & Surgery

The next morning, we will take you from your hotel to the hospital. Your surgeon will examine and inform you about the procedure. On the same day, you will have the surgery. You will stay at the hospital 1-2 day(s), depending on the procedure.

Resting & Recovering

After your stay at the hospital, we will drive you to your hotel. You will rest and recover at your hotel room during the following week. A wellbeing assistant will visit you every day to inform you, to examine, and to provide medical care.

Entertainment

We will gladly and proudly show you around our beautiful city. We will be more than happy to provide you with professional guidance in historical sightseeing. You can also learn from us where you can find anything from shopping to entertainment.

Follow-Up & Leaving

We will take you for your 1-week follow-up with your surgeon. They will examine you, remove your bandages if required, and inform you about what you should/shouldn’t do during your recovery period, in detail. Afterwards, we will drive you to the airport.

Recovery Period

During your recovery, we will be in touch. We will inform you, check on you, and answer your questions. You can reach us 7 days 24 hours. We will expect you to send photos periodically to follow your recovery period.

Who Is A Good Candidate For Dimple Surgery?

Dimple surgery (Dimpleplasty) is a minimally invasive procedure. Therefore, most people are good candidates for dimple surgery as long as they are healthy!

Like for all cosmetic surgeries, the first requirement to be eligible for a dimple surgery is being healthy. If you are healthy, meaning you don’t have any condition that may impair healing after the surgery, there is no obstacle for your surgery. The second requirement is that you have realistic expectations. You should understand the procedure and its expected results.

The dimple surgery provides the best results for people with a firm and elastic skin. In case of cheek and chin dimples, having a plenty of volume in your cheeks or chin is an advantage.

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What are the Expected Outcomes of Dimple Surgery?

The outcomes of dimple surgery can be analyzed in two main categories: aesthetical and psychological.

Aesthetical Outcomes

Dimple surgery, when performed by an experienced and talented plastic surgeon provides completely natural results. Your dimples will look as if you always had them! Obviously, the only aesthetical outcome of this procedure is that you will have dimples! There are three kinds of dimple surgery. So, you will have cheek dimples, a chin dimple, or a Venus dimple, depending on your choice. All of these dimples are considered as an element of beauty. Also, in case of cheek and chin implants, the procedure is performed through incisions made inside the mouth. Therefore, not even a small visible scar is left.

Psychological Outcomes

Of course, not having dimples is not a reason for psychological distress. However, they are considered beautiful by most people. If you are considering having this procedure, you like them, too. So, having dimples can boost your self-confidence and enhance your self-image.

How is a Dimple Surgery Done?

Dimple surgery is a cosmetic surgery procedure performed to create dimples on cheeks, chin, and back.

Anesthesia

Like all kinds of surgery, dimple surgeries require anesthesia. Dimple surgery is typically done with local anesthesia. Sedation can be used in combination with local anesthesia. However, if your dimple surgery is performed in combination with another surgery, general anesthesia may be required.

Surgery

The essence of dimple surgeries is creating dimples on cheeks, chin, or lower back. The resulting dimples are permanent. (If required, the process can be reversed, but the result may not match the pre-operation appearance.) Dimple surgeries are minimally invasive surgeries. All three of them takes less than 1 hour to complete.

Procedures

Cheek Dimple Creation

After numbing your cheeks with a local anesthetic, your surgeon will make a small incision on the inner surface of your cheek. They will remove a small amount of tissue and connect your cheek muscle to the skin of the cheek from the inside, using dissolvable sutures. *2 Same steps will be followed on your other cheek. The muscle will be permanently connected to the skin after the sutures dissolve. Therefore, your dimple will have a fixed position and will appear only when you smile.

Chin Dimple Creation

After numbing the area, the surgeon will make a small incision inside the mouth. *3 They will attach a small area of the muscle to the skin of the chin from the inside, using dissolvable sutures.

Venus Dimple Creation

Your lower back area will be numbed using local anesthesia. Your surgeon will remove an appropriate amount of excess fat from the area and create and indentation using dissolvable sutures.

Risks and Complications*4

The dimple surgery is usually an extremely safe procedure. In rare cases, complications and risks can happen, which include:

  • Bleeding: Although very rare, the operation area can have bleeding during or after the surgery.
  • Infection: The risk of infection is quite low and further reduced with a good oral hygiene and the use of antibiotics.
  • Nerve damage: During the surgery, an inexperienced surgeon may injure the buccal branch of the facial nerve, but this is highly uncommon.

What To Expect During A Dimple Surgery Recovery?

The First Week

Dimple surgeries are minimally invasive surgeries. Consequently, the recovery is quick and relatively comfortable. It is normal to experience a little swelling and bruising after the surgery. Most of the swelling will be gone in a few days. The pain and discomfort will be minimal. Pain can be easily controlled by pain medication, but you may not even need to take them. Also, most people have a few days off work because swelling will be prominent just after the procedure.

After the surgery, you can immediately return to most activities, but you should avoid vigorous exercise for at least 2 weeks. In case of cheek or chin dimple surgeries, keeping the mouth clean is especially important, since the procedure is performed inside the mouth. Your surgeon will explain how to use the necessary antibiotic mouthwash. Right after the surgery, your dimples will be highly prominent because of swelling, but it will change in time. There will be dressing on your Venus dimple after the surgery. This dressing will be changed a few days after the procedure.

Later

A week after the procedure, we will expect you in our clinic for your follow-up examination. You will be feeling much better by then. Most bruising resolves in two to three weeks. Two months after the procedure, the swelling will be resolved, and the final result of your dimple surgery will be apparent, and your cheek dimples will be visible only when you smile. Until then, they will be visible even when you don’t smile.

Guidance & Support

A wellbeing assistant will visit you in your hotel room every day during the first week after the surgery. We will expect you to be in our clinic for your post-op examination 1 week after the surgery, before you leave Istanbul. We will still follow your recovery process while you are away. Clineca will provide you with complete support and inform you about everything you need to know during your recovery. We will be with you from your consultation to the very end of your recovery.

Quote from the Doctor

“Dimples are technically flaws, but they are not harmful and most of us find them beautiful. Dimple surgery, when done right, creates dimples they look completely natural.”

What to Do Before Dimple Surgery?

During your online consultation, your surgeon will ask you questions about your medical history. It is of critical importance that you give your doctor every detail, from the conditions you might have to the operations you had in the past, to the medications and supplements you use, to minimize the risks the surgery could bring. They will also conduct a physical examination. Your surgeon will inform you about everything you need to know before the surgery. Clineca will provide you with complete guidance and support before your surgery. You will have a complete and detailed list of instructions.

Instructions

Most important instructions include,

  • Stop smoking at least 2 weeks before the surgery.
  • Avoid non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (such as ibuprofen and aspirin) for 2 weeks before the procedure.
  • Avoid herbal remedies and supplements
  • Take only the medications approved by your surgeon.

What to Do After Dimple Surgery?

What you need to do after the surgery will be explained to you in detail by your surgeon, and Clineca will provide you with all the support and guidance you need. Most important instructions include:

  • Avoid eating until the anesthesia wears off.
  • Do not smoke for at least 2 weeks after the surgery.
  • Do not take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications after the surgery until your surgeon approves using them.
  • Avoid strenuous activities and exercises for at least two weeks.
  • Do not lift heavy objects for at least three weeks.
  • Avoid chewing hard foods for a few days.
  • Avoid facial expressions requiring too much movement during recovery.

Quote from the Doctor

“There are three types of dimples: cheek dimples, chin dimples, and Venus dimples. So, there are 3 types of dimple surgery. All of them are highly effective and safe.”

FAQ

We know you have many questions. Having realistic expectations and deciding to have a cosmetic surgery requires information. Here you can find answers to frequently asked questions about dimple surgery.

Dimple surgery is a cosmetic surgery performed to create dimples on cheeks, chin, or lower back. It is a minimally invasive surgery with lasting results.
A cheek dimple is the result of a small defect within the cheek muscle. A small opening in the muscle causes the skin over it to produce the appearance of the dimple when the person smiles.
Chin dimple, also known as “cleft chin”, is the result of a tiny gap in the jawbone. This gap causes the skin over it to be indented. It is a hereditary trait.
Venus dimples are indentations on the lower back. They are created by a short ligament stretching between the skin and the borders of the iliac bone of the pelvis.
If you are healthy, and you have realistic expectations, then you are a good candidate.
With all surgical procedures comes risks. However, the dimpleplasty is a minimally invasive surgery, so the complications are rare. The risk is further reduced when it is done by an experienced and skilled surgeon and the necessary precautions are taken.
After the surgery, you will experience swelling, bruising, discomfort, and some pain. However, side effects are milder compared to most of the other cosmetic surgeries.
In the case of cheek and chin dimple surgeries, no visible scar is left because the procedure is performed inside the mouth. In case of the dimples of Venus, very small indistinct scars are left.
During the surgery, you won’t feel any pain. After the surgery, especially the first few days, you will experience a little pain which can be easily controlled with pain medication, but you may not even need it.
Dimple surgeries have short procedures. They usually take less than one hour to complete. The exact duration depends on the case.
Typically, local anesthesia is used in the dimple surgeries. Local anesthesia that is combined with sedation can also be used.
Recovery period is short. You can return to work or school a few days after the procedure. You can resume vigorous exercises in 2, and lifting heavy objects in 3 weeks after the surgery.
The dimples will be visible immediately. However, they will be overly obvious because of the swelling and probable bruising. Most bruising will resolve in two to three weeks. The swelling will be completely resolved in 2 months and your final result will be apparent.
If required, the process can be reversed, but the result may not match the pre-operation appearance. The sooner it is reversed, the better the result will be.
The results of dimple surgeries are permanent. However, aging and weight changes can change the appearance of the dimples.
The best candidates are people with a firm and elastic skin. For cheek and chin dimples, having a plenty of volume in the area is an advantage.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to get permanent dimples through methods such as facial exercise. You need to have a dimple surgery to have permanent and natural-looking dimples.
You can contact us for detailed information.
Yes, but you should wait until the anesthesia wears off. If you had facial dimples, you should avoid chewing hard foods for a few days.
Complications from a dimple surgery are relatively rare. The possible complications include bleeding, infection, scarring, facial nerve damage, and an adverse reaction to anesthesia.

Problems & Solutions

There are different kinds of dimple surgery. Here, you can find answers for different wishes.

If you are healthy and have realistic expectations, you can have cheek dimples thanks to cheek dimple surgery. The procedure is short and relatively much safer than most of the other kinds of cosmetic surgeries. The procedure will be performed under local anesthesia. It can also be combined with sedation. During the procedure, your surgeon will make small incisions on the inner surface of your cheeks and perform the surgery completely from the inside of your mouth. He will remove a small piece of tissue and connect the cheeks muscles to the cheek skin. The recovery is short and relatively comfortable. When the recovery is complete, you will have cheek dimples, which are visible only when you are smiling. When performed by a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon, the results of a cheek dimple surgery are completely natural-looking. They will look as if you always had them. And no visible scar will be left because the surgery is performed inside the mouth. The procedure provides the best results when the patient has a firm and elastic skin and a plenty of volume in the cheeks.
Some people have a dimple only on one side. In this case, only one dimple is created during a dimple surgery. Your surgeon will carefully work to create your new dimple in a way that your dimples will be symmetrical.
If you are healthy and have realistic expectations, you can have a chin dimple, thanks to the chin dimple surgery. The procedure is short and safer than most other cosmetic surgeries, just like the cheek dimple surgery. During the surgery, local anesthesia is used. It is often combined with sedation. After the anesthesia takes effect, your surgeon will make a small incision inside your mouth. Through this incision, they will attach a small area of the muscle to the skin of the chin, using dissolvable sutures. You will quickly and comfortably recover. When the procedure is performed by an experienced and talented plastic surgeon such as the ones we work with, the results of the cheek dimple surgery are completely natural. Plus, there will be no visible scars because the procedure is performed inside the mouth. The procedure provides the best results when the patient has a firm and elastic skin and a plenty of volume in the chin.
If you are healthy and have realistic expectations, you can have Venus dimples, thanks to the Venus dimple surgery. The procedure is short and safer than most of the other cosmetic surgeries, as the case is with other dimple surgeries. The surgery is performed under local anesthesia, which can also combine with sedation. During the surgery, your surgeon will remove an appropriate amount of excess fat from your lower back and create indentations using dissolvable sutures. After a quick and comfortable recovery period, the swelling and the bruising will be gone. You will have natural-looking Venus dimples, permanently. The experience and skill of the surgeon determines how beautiful and natural-looking the results will be.
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